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Job: Fixed Term Lecturer in English and American Literature (King’s College London)

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Job: Fixed Term Lecturer in English and American Literature (King’s College London)

May 29, 2016

The Department of English at King’s College London wishes to appoint a lecturer in English for a fixed-term period of one year. This is to replace Professor Paul Gilroy who has been awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship commencing in September 2016. Applicants must be able to teach his MA Modules ‘The Transatlantic in Literature’ and ‘African-American Literature and the Problem of Music’. They will also teach his BA modules ‘US Slavery and the Literary Imagination’ and ‘Intellectuals of the Black Atlantic’. In addition they will participate in the first-year undergraduate English module ‘Reading Poetry’. Applicants must be active researchers, and be able to offer some postgraduate research supervision and to contribute to the research culture in the Department.

The post will be based at the Virginia Woolf Building, King’s Strand Campus.

Located in the heart of London, King’s is the hub of a global network of strong academic connections and collaboration, with prestigious international partnerships within and across disciplines – scientific and medical, social and creative. King’s is investing in the highest calibre of talent to drive the university forward to achieve its greatest potential. The very best from the United Kingdom and across the globe are invited to join King’s. We are looking for a strong commitment to teaching, to push the boundaries of knowledge, influence the future and create a lasting impact.

The selection process will include a presentation and a panel interview. Interviews are scheduled to be held the week commencing 13 June. The closing date for applications is 29th May 2016.

To apply for this role, please go to the King’s College London HireWire Job Board and register to download and submit the specified application form: https://www.hirewire.co.uk/HE/1061247/MS_JobDetails.aspx?JobId=69614

For further details, please contact Richard Kirkland, richard.kirkland@kcl.ac.uk